ACTIVITIES

THINGS TO DO

IN ONTONAGON, MI

There’s always something fun to do in Ontonagon and the surrounding areas. Outdoor explorers will love hiking, snowshoeing, ATVing, snowmobiling, horseback riding and skiing to find waterfalls, vistas, and even the Northern Lights. There are also a number of local mines that provide guided tours, local shopping options, parks, and the Porcupine Mountains. Not sure where to start? Griswold would be happy to recommend his favorites.

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Adventure Mine

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A true underground adventure, you’ll feel like Indiana Jones rappelling down a mine shaft or just taking an easy walking tour. Located only 20 minutes from Griswold’s Lodge in Greenland.

Caledonia Copper Mine

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This family-run business focuses on gems in their aboveground mine. Book your own ore pile and see what you can find! Located about 20 minutes from Griswold’s Lodge in Mass City.

Quincy Mine

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This educational mine experience features a number of buildings and artifacts to explore on self-guided tours, or guided underground tours. Located about an hour from our lodge in Hancock.

Multi-Use Trails

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Whether you explore on ATV, snowmobile, foot, or even horseback, you don’t want to miss the beautiful trails surrounding Griswold’s lodge. Join the trail right from our parking lot.

Rentals

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A number of local businesses offer rentals to help you explore the natural beauty of Michigan. Pontoons, kayaks, canoes, jet skis, ATVs, snowmobiles, and more are all available to rent from local businesses.

Porcupine Mountain Waterfalls

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The beautiful waterfalls of the porcupine mountains are a must-see attraction when you come to visit Griswold’s lodge. With 15 falls to choose from, we are happy to provide you with a waterfall map and recommendations of our favorites. 

Local Shopping

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Thanks to our convenient location in downtown Ontonagon, we are located close to a number of local restaurants, bars, and, yes, shops. Explore the local stores for souvenirs and gifts to remind you of your Michigan vacation.

Keweenaw Chutes and Ladders

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This nearby park in Houghton, MI is a perfect spot for families to explore. Featuring swimming beach access, picnic areas, and the amazing chutes and ladders play area, there’s something for everyone.

A.E. Seaman Mineral Museum

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Located about an hour from Griswold’s lodge, the Mineral Museum at Michigan Tech features an incredible collection of minerals in the heart of Michigan’s copper country. Learn how these minerals form and take home some of your own from the gift shop.

Ghost Town of Freda

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See the historic ghost town, frozen in time from 1967, when the local copper mill closed and most of the population left. Learn more about Michigan’s copper industry while exploring the ruins.

Laurium Mansion Tour

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Tour the 13,000 square foot Laurium Mansion, a vision of opulence from the past. There is an audio tour available, along with a pamphlet that highlights history and interesting features.

Flights from Minnesota

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Guests from the Twin Cities can fly into Ironwood, MI, and rent a car to drive about an hour to Griswold’s lodge, through our friends at Denver Air.

There’s Always Something Fun to Do

With a convenient location near so many fun activities, Ontonagon is the ideal place for your Michigan getaway. Whether you’re traveling with your family, as a couple, or by yourself, you’ll never run out of fun activities and exciting adventures.